Akira Tozawa def. The Brian Kendrick
Tozawa and Kendrick have plenty of history from the first half of 2017 and they rekindled their rivalry here after Kendrick and Gentleman Jack Gallagher crashed Tozawa vs. Colin Delaney last week before it could begin. This was a good match, but the crowd had zero reason to get invested in the action because it wasn't anything above average. If nothing else, Tozawa scored a meaningful victory for a change.
Hideo Itami vs. Michael Blaise Ended in a No Contest
I have no doubt that the jobber Itami faced here was given the name he was because he strongly resembled Michael P.S. Hayes, and WWE loves to take shots at their own employees by naming local athletes after them. At any rate, this was effective in getting more heat on Itami and establishing him as a ruthless badass. That led nicely into the return of Mustafa Ali, who has been out injured for weeks thanks to Itami. They'll settle their score soon enough.
Buddy Murphy def. Kalisto
While this was a very well-wrestled match on the whole, it didn't really get going until after the rest of the Lucha House Party and Tony Nese were booted from ringside. The second half, however, was absolutely outstanding. These two had a hell of a bout earlier this year and this was equally entertaining and exciting. In fact, this was so great that the crowd was white-hot for everything they did in the final stretch and even chanted "205" at one point. Imagine if the Cruiserweights were competing in front of crowds like this every week.
The streak of stellar main events of 205 Live continues with another exceptional outing from Murphy and Kalisto. Similar to last week's main event, you'd be remiss to not go out of your way to see it. Meanwhile, the rest of the show was solid with Ali returning, Tozawa and Kendrick having an enjoyable opener, and Cedric Alexander calling out Drew Gulak for next week's episode. 205 Live is one of the easiest WWE-produced shows to digest and watch weekly, so if haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, what are you waiting for?
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